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Japan Post #3: Studio Ghibli Museum

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Being both nerds my nature, my wife and I predictably visited a long list of weeaboo attractions in our time in Japan. The best of theses destinations by far is the Studio Ghibli Museum. I had originally planned to only write a single weeaboo post, but what was meant to be only a couple of paragraphs on the museum quickly got out of control.

This is problematic, because photography is prohibited inside the museum, so I don’t have a lot of pictures to  illustrate my point. Still, I cannot bring myself to gloss over the details of this place, and if you would bear with me, I will try to explain how this place justifies so many words.
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Japan Post #2: Meiji Shrine and Sensō-ji

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The Meiji Shrine

Before the concrete jungle of Tokyo rose from the ground and before the messy international conflicts of the 20th century, Japan was but a feudal society a mere 150 years ago. What seems like a distant past is actually but a stone’s throw away, and the shrines of Tokyo are a reminder of that past that’s still very much alive. For our trip, my wife and I checked out Meiji Shrine & Sensō-ji, two of the most famous in Tokyo. Read more »

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Japan Post #1: Tsukiji

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After getting married in February and begrudgingly having a reception dinner seven months later, my wife and I decided to celebrate the occasion with a pilgrimage to the weeaboo holy land. Ever since we came back, I’ve been asked by people about how our trip was. The answer to that question is surprisingly complicated. My experience in Japan has been exhilarating, tiring, eye-opening, frustrating, and everything in-between. Over the next few weeks I will try to finally unload the trip through words and images.
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Miku on Orange

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As the least photographed figure in my collection with no reviews written about it, I’ve always meant to take more photos of my LAT Hatsune Miku figure. So I decided to take it out of its glass prison for a spin and see what falls out. It was an indoors shoot with no backdrop setup, but I’ve gotten sick of shooting figure against black and was in the mood for something slightly different. Read more »

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